“The president has finally come out of the closet,” said Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition. “He needs new support, and who better to appease than the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transsexual community, with tons of disposable income to fund his re-election campaign?”
- From the president of Massachusetts Family Institute, Kris Mineau: “President Obama has become the ultimate flip-flopper.”
- Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council: “Considering that 10 of the 16 battleground states have marriage amendments that could be overturned by the president’s new policy position on marriage, today’s announcement almost ensures that marriage will again be a major political issue in the presidential election.”
- Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage: “We now have a clear choice between Romney and Obama, and we look forward to demonstrating in November that it’s a bad idea for a national candidate to support gay marriage.”
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called President Obama’s comments: “deeply saddening. We stand ready to affirm every positive measure taken by the president and the administration to strengthen marriage and the family. However, we cannot be silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society. The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better.”
The governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, who, reportedly, has not renounced his membership in the Roman Catholic Church, joined his fellow Catholic, Vice President Joe Biden, in defying their bishops on this major ethical issue.
“Today, President Obama affirmed that the way forward is always found through greater respect for the equal rights of all.”
Think about that.
“The equal rights of all.”
If that should mean marriage rights for homosexuals, why not marriage rights for polygamists and polyandrists?
Why, for that matter, should there be a law allowing marriage for that orientation, which repeated records reveal has the highest percentage of AIDS – and now syphilis – if those orientations with no such AIDS rates should be denied the right to marry: such as the incestuous, necrophiliacs and zoophiliacs (bestiality)?
On May 8, North Carolina became the 32nd state to vote against same-sex marriage – which is notable, since Charlotte, N.C., is scheduled to host the Democratic National Convention in three months.
The public (rather than legislatures or courts) have been given a voice on this issue 32 times – and voted against homosexual marriage every time.
Nationally syndicated religion columnist Mike McManus wrote:
“Obama has just made himself a one-term president by telling ABC: ‘I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married.’ …
“North Carolina is a state he (Obama) won narrowly in 2008. But it voted 61-39 in favor of traditional marriage. Will it forget Obama thumbed his nose at their vote the next day?”
Maine’s Legislature voted for same-sex marriage in 2009. But the public overturned it in a referendum in 2010 and voted out dozens of legislators who supported it.